Category: Society & Culture

The podcast about the end of the world.

August 21, 2017

Ep 15 - White Cowards

Liam, Nur and Heval want to talk about the Nazi rally, but first STEVE BANNON GETS FIRED or resigns? It's not quite clear. They dissect the events and reactions to the Charlottesville fascist parade and terrorist attack. Mitt Romney gets a B+, Tina Fey gets an F.
Rebel Media was a giant ponzi scheme the whole time but it probably won't do anything to stop Canada's far-right from putting out garbage content. And have you heard of the Rooster Town blockade in Winnipeg? Nobody has, and it's a critical failure of the Canadian media. Also GLORY TO THE TENANTS OF THE PARKDALE RENT STRIKE in their decisive victory over MetCap and AIMco!  

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July 16, 2017

Ep 14 - Not Proud of Our Broadcaster

This episode: Trump Jr. and Rob Kardsashian share the same strain of Affluenza; demons descend on Hamburg for the G20 Summit, and protestors raise hell; CBC's "objective" journalism gives fascists a nationally-televised infomercial; and OMAR KHADR IS FREE but still making less money than Connor McDavid. 

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Theme music by Detweiler: www.detweilerboy.bandcamp.com

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June 28, 2017

Our Heritage (Part 1): Clearing the Plains

Canada is all set to celebrate its 150th birthday, but history is here to crash the party. In our first episode, we look at Canada's economic and ideological roots, and illuminate the violence and deception at the heart of our colonial project. What does it mean to be a Settler Colonial state? And is Canada really a genocidal nation? 

Clearing the Plains by James Daschuk
Case Critical: Social Services and Social Justice in Canada, 7th Edition
The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir

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June 13, 2017

Ep 13 - Corbyn Party!!!

A red dawn rises over the United Kingdom as Liam, Nur and Heval celebrate the glorious moral victory of UK's Jeremy Corbyn, before sobering up and realizing the country will probably be run by conservative terrorists. Then Toronto's far-right gets a free pass from our local cops, who shut down an anti-islamophobia rally while seemingly guarding a monthly fascists demonstration. But they can't shut down the working class, which is why the Parkdale rent strike is scaring the shit out of the city's landlords!

We also talk about Ramadan, WWII, Sophie Labelle, and our upcoming documentary series!

*pre-emptive retraction* Liam says some things about the Democratic Unionist Party that turn out to not be entirely true. He realized this right after recording. They are heavily affiliated with ongoing paramilitary groups but the leaders were not themselves paramilitary members.

Check out: 
FuckThe150th
Assigned Male Comics

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May 16, 2017

Ep 12 - The Most Interesting Transphobe in the World

This week, Liam and Nur are joined via sattelite by Heval to discuss (laugh at) World's Coolest Bigot Jordan Peterson and his "free speech" temper tantrum, then pick apart what Canada's new trans rights legislation really means for free speech (bet you can guess though).

Next, Liam and Nur get into the recent elections in France and Korea, and the latter's confusing, cultish presidential scandal before having some bombshell realizations.

They also shout out Toronto's realest, Desmond Cole, for making the Toronto Star show their true colours. 

Also discussed are the worldwide Ransomware attack, Canada's Black Lives Matter Movement, and why Jesuits suck ASS.

Links: 
The Haircut - short YouTube documentary on western propaganda surrounding North Korea
Mufti News - Muslim comedy/news website

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May 3, 2017

Ep 11 - Proof That Capitalism Doesn’t Work

This episode Liam talks with friend of the show Dr. Tyler Shipley about the past week’s apocalyptic shenanigans.
They start in Latin America, where Venezuela is gripped by a so-called food shortage, and Brazil’s working class have held a general strike in response to what many see as an illegal government’s proposed austerity measures. 
Then, we shift over to North Korea, where Trump’s sabre-rattling has turned the Mutually Assured Destruction up to 11. 

Dr. Shipley and I explore the misconceptions and media biases driving the North American narrative of these conflicts. Could socialism be the culprit?

That’s a rhetorical question by the way. Fuck no. 

Further coverage on Venezuelan crisis: https://www.thenation.com/article/what-is-to-be-done-in-venezuela/ 
Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras by Tyler A. Shipley: https://btlbooks.com/book/ottawa-and-empire 

Dr. Shipley is an Associate Fellow with the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, and a Professor of Culture, Society, and Commerce at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

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April 27, 2017

Rent Strike! (Interview)

What would they do if everybody just stopped paying rent? That's what some brave residents of Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood are about to find out, as tenants take on property management giant Metcap in a rent strike. 

This is a short interview with Cole Webber, a Community Legal Assistant at Parkdale Community Legal who is providing legal support to striking tenants in Parkdale. We talk about story behind the strike, and lessens to take from it as housing crises worsen in major cities around the globe. 

More on the Metcap Rent Strike

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April 20, 2017

Ep 10 - Mother Do You Think They’ll Drop The Bomb

This week, Liam and Nur are joined by their new friend Heval to discuss the apocalypse-y situation unfolding in Syria, and the variety of reactions here at home. Is World War 3 around the corner? Or did it already happen and we missed it? And why are Nazis and socialists agreeing on a Syrian intervention? 

Then: Heval gives us his tales of opposing fascists at Toronto's anti-Islam demonstrations. We talk about who shows up, what goes down, and how easy it is to get involved without throwing a punch! 

we planned to cover North Korea as well this week, but ran out of time. we'll be all over that developing apocalypse next week! 

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April 17, 2017

A Part of Our Heritage? (Interview)

In a time of global uncertainty and rising far-right politics, Canada's reputation as an international "good guy" is being called into question. Are "genocidal" and "imperialist" words that patriotic Canadians need to hear?

In this interview, Dr. Shipley and Liam Scott unpack the colonial myths underpinning the elusive Canadian identity, and their lingering effect on both ends of the political spectrum. Then they look to the future: what challenges lie ahead for Canadian politics and identity, and what can we do to create the Canada we claim to love?

Dr. Shipley is an Associate Fellow with the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, and a Professor of Culture, Society, and Commerce at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He is the former lead singer of The Consumer Goods, and his book Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras launches May 4, 2017.

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March 20, 2017

Ep 09 - Too Many Takes

After a long (accidental) break between episodes, Nur & Liam run through the mess of nonsense that Liam missed on vacation:

- More Canadian fascism at Islamophobia protests
- TD are crooks 
- Canadian startup Skipthedishes reveals toxic hiring practices 
- Anti-Asian racism 
- Politics of food: racism and gentrification in Canada's food scene

show and tell: 

Existential Comics - Council of Elrond
Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

 

 

 

 

 

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